As I was waiting for traffic to clear during the president’s visit, I came upon the idea of using the Museum of Flight as a venue for solving the financial crisis of fundraisers for candidates in the Northwest [“Obama visits Seattle for two fundraisers,” Local News, July 22].
Our museum is a flamboyant display of the genius of aviation, has ready access, is easily defensible, accessible parking for Air Force One, scalable for many more donors than a private residence, less expensive for security and, oh, less disruptive for us voters in the predictable I-5, Highway 520 and neighborhood traffic slowdowns.
The museum presents a logical choice for a festive gathering no matter what political persuasion the fundraiser-in-chief is.
The downside is that our esteemed guest did not see his cheering or protesting voters, a misfortune not shared by this writer. I could not afford the time or price of admission.
Mark Wilson, Seattle